Meaning of BURST in English

BURST

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a burst of energy (= a short sudden increase in energy )

He tried to summon up one final burst of energy, but his legs wouldn’t respond.

a burst of laughter (= a short period of loud laughter )

There was a loud burst of laughter behind me.

a burst tyre

On lap two, Millar suffered a burst tire, which caused him to crash.

a door flies/bursts open (= opens very suddenly and quickly )

Then the door burst open and two men with guns came in.

a fit/flash/burst of temper (= when you are very angry for a short time )

A businessman assaulted his wife and son in a fit of temper, a court heard yesterday.

a pipe bursts

A burst pipe can cause major structural damage quite quickly.

a wave/burst/surge of enthusiasm (= a sudden feeling of enthusiasm )

The new year began with a fresh wave of enthusiasm.

be brimming/bursting/bubbling with enthusiasm (= be very excited and enthusiastic )

Andrea’s voice was brimming with enthusiasm when she told John her plans.

be bursting with pride (= feel very proud )

I could see that her mother was bursting with pride.

be full of energy/be bursting with energy (= have a lot of energy )

I felt happy and full of energy.

The stage was bursting with energy.

burst into laughter (= suddenly start laughing )

Flora burst into laughter when I told her the joke.

burst into tears (= suddenly start crying )

She burst into tears and begged me to stay.

burst of...gunfire

I heard a burst of distant gunfire .

burst out laughing (= suddenly start laughing )

She looked at him and burst out laughing.

burst...balloon

He burst the balloon in my face.

burst/break into song (= start singing )

The crowd spontaneously burst into song.

bursting point (= a time when something is completely full )

The hospital was full to bursting point.

full (up) to bursting British English informal (= completely full )

The filing cabinet was full to bursting.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

almost

Almost bursting with frustration, Carla Sloane swept past Mr Skipton and out of the kitchen.

He had succeeded where I had quit, and I almost burst with pride.

She struggled, kicking out hopelessly, and her heart almost burst with panic.

Agnes had almost burst out laughing when she first realized this, but you wouldn't be able to argue with them.

In a trench to his rear that he had ordered to be abandoned the previous night, eight shells burst almost simultaneously.

It produced an air burst almost a mile wide.

apart

The volley gun is burst apart and its crew blasted to pieces.

Her head felt as if it would burst apart .

Ezra did not back away when the water burst apart .

forth

Will tomorrow's flashes of scientific insight burst forth beneath the strobe lights of studio 54?

Athena burst forth , armed as a warrior.

It is time to leave off, his daughter tells him, it s time to burst forth like a butterfly.

But it is hard to resist a plant once you see it burst forth in flawless bloom from the frozen ground.

Within that frigate were seeds of destruction that would soon burst forth .

Sown in March, they will be full and leafy by the time the roses burst forth in early June.

Thwarted in the East it then burst forth in the West.

Resurrection, therefore, means that moment when one bursts forth from the sepulchre of the old man.

in

At any minute Penumbra's killers could burst in here and carry you off.

Finally she burst in on him with a big kiss.

Her habit of jealously bursting in on Gustave when he was dining with friends was notorious.

The mob in reaction burst in and set the torch to the structure.

A few seconds later the door swung back open and the chef burst in .

They burst in on the somewhat startled signalman who was puzzled by the dramatic appearance of the two familiar faces.

When he came bursting in from the cold, Maggie knew some-thing was wrong.

out

The war is over and everyone bursts out singing!

The whole group bursts out laughing.

Immediately they all burst out into shouts of applause and praise.

Suddenly three round-headed porpoises came bursting out of the nearly vertical wavefront immediately behind us.

A door blew open and the pent sounds burst out fleeing.

The holly tree shrank, then burst out again, swelling into the shape of a woman.

If I bottle it up, then it bursts out .

It burst out again over iconoclasm.

suddenly

Ten minutes after the break Middlesbrough suddenly burst into attack with two good chances in a minute.

One final, explosive question remains: Why did a virus that was once so rare suddenly burst into a global pandemic?

At dinner in the garden one evening, for instance, two perfectly ordinary businessmen suddenly burst into a Verdi duet.

The discontent with de Gaulle's policies, which had been building steadily since 1958, suddenly burst into the open.

An innocent-looking box will suddenly burst one side with garish laughter.

If voters say they want politicians to care, how do you show it - you can't suddenly burst into tears.

The flame that had been burning inside her since their first kiss burst suddenly into flame.

then

The holly tree shrank, then burst out again, swelling into the shape of a woman.

Gorbachev looked shocked by my familiarity, then burst into laughter.

Lungs pounding out torrents of frozen breath, we speed down narrow forest corridors, then burst into dazzling clearings.

He began to suffocate and then burst through a plane of white anger to the surface.

She nodded in affirmation, then burst into shuddering tears.

Yo went quiet for the first time in months, then burst into tears.

Thwarted in the East it then burst forth in the West.

The cabin then burst into fire, destroying the entire aircraft.

through

In the dying minutes, full-back, Paul Bodin burst through .

Following a brief but noisy scuffle, the window banged open and a shadowy figure burst through .

Leeds continued to pile on the points as Iro burst through for loose forward Hanley to score a seventh try.

John Hendrie burst through in the closing minutes, but his strong shot was pushed away for a corner by Bob Bolder.

Depressing the handle, he burst through into the room beyond.

And when it bursts through , it's a flood.

Then, as if by magic, the sun burst through what had until then been a rather grey day.

Andy Payton was denied with a good Bobby Mimms save as he burst through on the first occasion.

■ NOUN

applause

The curtains closed and the audience burst into applause and cheers.

On the television, quick bursts of canned applause .

The bowing stopped: the hundred men burst into applause .

The courtroom burst into applause and shouts when the verdict was read.

Jeffries turned away to look out the window and the class burst into applause .

The audience burst into grateful applause .

balloon

The soldier, becoming bored with the game, laconically reached out his cigarette end and burst the balloon in my face.

As soon as they succeed the next person in the team bursts her balloon and the game continues until everyone has finished.

Dad was better than anyone; he burst six balloons , one after the other.

bank

Denied its usual egress, the river had burst its banks and was pouring down the fire-ravaged streets.

The River Deben had burst its banks and people's homes were getting flooded.

Residents were evacuated from the town as the waters rose and the Ouse threatened to burst its banks .

There were torrential rains, rivers burst their banks and flooded standing crops, churches were struck by lightning in heavy thunderstorms.

Dozens are missing - swept away after torrential rains caused rivers to burst their banks .

The River Frome had burst its banks after torrential rain and the Rovers' ground was absolutely waterlogged.

Homes and shops were flooded and farm animals marooned as rivers burst their banks .

If the rain continues then the rivers could swell and burst the banks .

bubble

The truth is that the bubble has burst .

The bubble is bound to burst .

The bubble burst in 1992 and all over the country people were left with burned fingers.

There are to be no rockets, only soap bubbles bursting in air and the laughter of children.

By the late 60s the folk-blues bubble had burst .

But the bubble burst when he failed to raise the cash for the scheme.

But now dealers say the bubble has burst .

Scrabble is still the best seller and there's no sign of the Trivial Pursuit bubble bursting either.

door

I open the door and burst into the warm night air.

The bedroom door had burst open and Peter was striding into the room.

The doors of the dining-room burst open.

Then the pub door burst open and two women tumbled out, drinks in their hands, and began dancing and singing.

I was squatting there, contemplating my future, when suddenly the door burst open.

energy

Except sunlight, which pours on the artificial reef in a steady burst of halide energy .

Mr Devlin portrays himself as a dynamic character, bursting with enthusiasm and energy and commitment to the constituency.

Yet, the musical execution is slick and the production bursting with energy .

flame

About midnight four days later, the headquarters building of the Housing Executive burst into flames and was badly damaged.

The fuel tanks on the planes rupture and burst into flame .

As she settled back down it continued to cook and burst into flames .

There is just one drawback to their island paradise: every so often it bursts into flame beneath them.

The red and bronze leaves, caught in the low sun, looked as though they might at any moment burst into flame .

Like a sheet of crepe paper, the wooden house burst into flames and burned to the ground in minutes.

They had both burst into flames after the explosion, police said.

The tale was as false as the water that refused to burst into flames .

ground

Now, out into the open ground they burst ....

head

The ridiculousness of the situation made him smile and, throwing his head back, he burst into peals of laughter.

His head filled with bursting light, splintering, swirling pain.

He always had to leave off before he came, feeling sure his head would burst otherwise.

Some days it felt like my head would burst .

Waves crashed over their heads and burst through the open saloon door.

Headache as if head would burst with the cough.

heart

Then she had gasped as he entered her and her poor heart burst with joy.

My heart seems about to burst , I can not get my breath.

She struggled, kicking out hopelessly, and her heart almost burst with panic.

Neva's heart nearly burst within her for pride and joy at being chosen by such a noble knight.

And in that instant her heart seemed to burst with love inside her and simultaneously shrivel with grief and helplessness.

With a heart fit to burst through tension, at last, a noise.

laugh

Archer cried, bursting into a laugh .

It's bursting with great laughs and good gags.

laughter

Blue, blue eyes caught and held hers, and she burst into delighted laughter .

Gorbachev looked shocked by my familiarity, then burst into laughter .

I found myself wandering round with a wry smile on my face and occasionally bursting into laughter at my own presumption.

They were doubled over, poking at each other, making cryptic comments and bursting again into laughter .

They burst into laughter and we piled once again into his car for another search.

She burst into laughter in the Sabbath dimness of the place.

The ridiculousness of the situation made him smile and, throwing his head back, he burst into peals of laughter .

Both of them said the word on the same downbeat, which made them burst into laughter at how hilarious they sounded.

life

Banks of electrical jiggery-pokery burst into life .

When he fired his grin, Sammler, himself nearly a corpse, burst into life .

When he'd appeared just now, her whole body had burst into life .

The fourth-round replay began at a frantic pace and burst into life after 12 minutes.

Well Loaded are bursting with life and enough youth to get refused service at the bar.

The present tidal estuary is far from dormant; in fact, it's bursting with life .

After a goal-less first half, the game burst into life with a goal and a sending off inside three minutes.

In between the universe expands, particles pop into existence, galaxies coalesce and stars burst into life .

pipe

The plumber is ill, the doctor's pipes have burst , and so on.

pride

Neva's heart nearly burst within her for pride and joy at being chosen by such a noble knight.

He had succeeded where I had quit, and I almost burst with pride .

The day I was made sales manager I thought I'd burst with pride .

room

As soon as the doctor arrived, he ran breathlessly into the house and burst into the room without knocking.

His partner meanwhile, burst into the room , pistol in hand, the stammerer hard on his heels.

Depressing the handle, he burst through into the room beyond.

All of a sudden the far wall exploded inwards and a broiling mass of water burst into the room .

For example, I just returned from an exhibition and wrote a 6,000 word report in one burst in my hotel room .

Duncan had been asleep when the policeman burst into the room to give him the news that Leeming had been found.

Sylvie's voice burst upon the room .

A group of five or six men, all in flared trousers and dark glasses, burst into the room .

scene

No working-class party immediately burst on to the scene to dance on the floor of Parliament.

He himself-like Michael Atherton and Ramprakash-burst on to the scene early.

seam

Schools are often bursting at the seams .

Our neighborhood looked like a refugee camp, bursting its seams .

Bedford was already bursting at the seams with refugees of all kinds.

As it is, the Shishu Bhawans seem to be bursting at their seams .

The island couldn't be bursting at the seams , surely?

shell

As I approached Lovat and the two Officers, a shell burst a short distance away.

The eighteen guns were back in the cemetery, and a storm of shell began bursting over and among our infantry.

Every shell that bursts Blows it momentarily out, and he has to light it.

As the enemy approach still nearer, shells burst upon their compact masses.

In a trench to his rear that he had ordered to be abandoned the previous night, eight shells burst almost simultaneously.

The shells were bursting ....

A twelve-pounder shell ... burst right in front of me.

song

From time to time somebody would burst into song or laughter, and some people continued to whisper on and off all through the night.

And with that he clasped both hands gently over his chest and burst into song .

And indeed, from this lofty site Loch Arkaig itself is a vision to make you burst into song .

When the choir commenced the first carol, even the most self-conscious among them burst into song .

She burst into songs between the stories.

With a smock artfully covering his paunchy frame, Pavarotti, 56, burst into golden-toned song .

tear

Still pinned to the floor I was about to burst into tears of frustration when I was suddenly released.

A moment passed, and then Derby burst into tears .

Once again she was bursting into tears over nothing at all.

Later I went for a drive, squashed between Koju and Raju, and burst into tears .

Then she started running wildly through the streets, and when she was exhausted she stopped and burst into tears .

He took a deep breath, standing quietly by the door, and then surprised himself by bursting into tears .

You just shout at them and they burst into tears .

■ VERB

feel

You can feel it bursting the shell.

She felt as though she might burst with the joy that filled her.

Her heart pumped so strongly she felt she'd burst .

Now he felt he would burst if he couldn't impart all that was going on in his mind.

Why she should suddenly feel like bursting out laughing, Leith had no idea.

Yet one that was hard to keep to yourself, she could feel it bursting out all over her.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be bursting/bulging at the seams

The auditorium was bulging at the seams during the governor's talk.

The island couldn't be bursting at the seams , surely?

burst/prick sb's bubble

fit to burst

He had clearly been sobbing fit to burst, but he was now past that.

Sam is happy fit to burst.

The yak meat was tough, but after weeks of barley meal we feasted until fit to burst.

When she turned round, her cheeks were fat as balloons, fit to burst.

With a heart fit to burst through tension, at last, a noise.

go up in flames/burst into flames

the bubble bursts

I shall not wait until the bubble bursts.

The question is, how long can this go on before the bubble bursts?

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

It's a game in which children try to burst balloons by sitting on them.

The Concorde disaster was caused by a tyre bursting.

The dam burst after heavy rains.

Thousands of gallons of oil flowed into the river when an oil pipeline burst .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

As I approached Lovat and the two Officers, a shell burst a short distance away.

But Chabert, infectious giggles and all, is close enough to her precocious character to want to burst some picture-perfect bubbles.

Eversince Doyle burst through the door, furious and shouting and shoving, she had stiffened into ice.

Some days it felt like my head would burst .

The train struck a dam, which burst , flooding a small town.

Their fantastically long tails danced behind like bridal trains and burst into colour when they caught the sun's final rays.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

final

Time perhaps for a final burst of exercise.

But the decision was taken that he should carry on and try to summon one final burst of energy.

With a final burst of furious rain, the sky cleared and I dragged my bag along the road in blinding sunshine.

In a final burst of bad temper, Mr Fang said that his time had been wasted.

Andrew enters at the end of the eighth bar, slightly across the final burst from Waddy.

great

His blood lay Steaming on the snow, bright red, a great burst of it.

I think I cried about ten minutes in great sobbing bursts of noise, tears, and snot.

long

Suddenly there was a long burst of machine gun fire.

First a short string of them, then a longer burst leapt up from the dark.

I could clearly hear the roar of engines above me, and distinctly heard one long burst of cannon fire.

The longest burst consisted of 13 repetitive waves.

What we know less about is why some people expend energy in short bursts while others sustain much longer bursts.

occasional

There is a buzz of chatter with an occasional burst of laughter.

And the occasional burst pipe can cause major structural damage rather quickly.

The bombing had stopped, and all we could hear was the occasional burst of gunfire.

This was not a collection that sparked shouts, cheers or even an occasional burst of polite applause.

The occasional burst of speed is required to outrun real and imaginary predators.

The occasional burst of singing wafts up through the yellow leaves, mixed with the mouldy astringent smell of rotting apples.

short

It can be caused when skin that isn't used to the sun is exposed to short bursts of strong sunlight.

Hours later, three short bursts of automatic gunfire sent police scurrying for cover Wednesday morning.

The normal subject displayed only short bursts of reflux with a maximum duration of four minutes.

Shred meat by hand or in short bursts in food processor.

In addition to changes in structure and general climate there is a place for short bursts of motivational effort.

Most also fail to fire short bursts their first try with the machinegun.

From a tap penalty the forwards drove in short bursts , and then took the ball wide to Joe Roff.

The men waded fast through the water after him, crouching, firing short bursts towards the trees.

sudden

The rain pelted down in sudden bursts , but the downpours did not amount to much.

In a single song, he can employ sudden bursts of falsetto or a teasing growl.

She could of course, she thought with that sudden burst of adolescent enthusiasm, not live.

Why the sudden burst of vision?

She saw him crumple them up in a sudden burst of impatience, and fling them across the parade.

I wish I could say that I wrote steadily at the story of my life after that sudden burst of inspiration.

Sounds like a sudden burst of co-operation between the world's tractor makers?

There was a sudden burst of laughing and giggling on the other end.

■ NOUN

bubble

When the art bubble burst , prices not only fell in this area, they stopped.

I shall not wait until the bubble bursts .

But the market saturated, the bubble burst , and everyone thought the console business was finished.

After the bubble burst and concerns about the market grew, annual Show results became closely watched indicators of market strength.

Many software and hardware companies enjoyed rapid expansion before the bubble burst and market growth slowed.

■ VERB

feel

She felt a burst of sympathy but she firmly crushed it.

Mitch looked stunned and she felt an incredible burst of guilt that she had not told him about this girl's problem.

He felt a burst of pain in his eye and cheek.

She felt again a burst of resentment against Treadwell and the Bishop.

She felt a sudden burst of indignation against these overstuffed bigwigs cramming themselves with food, while she sat and starved.

Not that it would be at all necessary, she reassured herself as she felt a sudden burst of fright.

fire

At that moment, Jovic fired a burst and killed Mr Krasniqi.

Most also fail to fire short bursts their first try with the machinegun.

He fired an experimental burst into the air, and waved his armoured troops forwards like George S. Patton himself.

The men waded fast through the water after him, crouching, firing short bursts towards the trees.

I ran to join them and raised my rifle to fire a burst for cover as they ran past me.

Whittingham, who fired a three second burst from astern and then broke away.

follow

There followed a burst of building that radically changed the face of the city.

give

Before it he had been a loud, jovial man, given to spontaneous bursts of affection.

Add the strawberries or jam to the mixture and give them a quick burst .

They come in nine shades and give a short-lived burst of colour which fades over three to four shampoos.

The tail, or caudal fin, is large and sickle-shaped, to give short, rapid bursts of speed.

But this fighter sheered-off without firing a shot, after our rear gunner had given it several short bursts .

She went into the bedroom and gave way to a burst of weeping.

Icy cold man, the old count, and given to bursts of rage.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

burst/prick sb's bubble

fit to burst

He had clearly been sobbing fit to burst, but he was now past that.

Sam is happy fit to burst.

The yak meat was tough, but after weeks of barley meal we feasted until fit to burst.

When she turned round, her cheeks were fat as balloons, fit to burst.

With a heart fit to burst through tension, at last, a noise.

go up in flames/burst into flames

the bubble bursts

I shall not wait until the bubble bursts.

The question is, how long can this go on before the bubble bursts?

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

They scored 14 points in a five-minute burst .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A loud burst of singing gave away the presence of the ubiquitous wren.

Surface bursts of large nuclear weapons are an essential part of strategic nuclear war.

The fast twitch fibres have a much higher contraction speed and are associated with dynamic bursts of energy.

There was a burst of incomprehensible laughter.

This had been Sir Ivor at his brilliant best, striking with one deadly burst of speed.

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